(Closed) Regular food for you, local delicacy to someone else

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 152
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I miss saimin from Hawaii.  Also, a bunch of stuff from Okinawa that I don’t even know the name of, but my mom would buy us to eat when we’d go there on vacation.

Post # 153
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The first time I visited the States, I went to McDonalds and asked for a “Smartie McFlurry”. She looked at me like I had 3 heads. I didn’t realize there were no smarties in the States, and that M&Ms are all you can get. Bummer! Smarties are way tastier! 

Post # 154
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@grapefruitgal:  We do have a candy in the states called Smarties, but they’re sour and nothing at all like M&Ms.  I don’t think you’d want our Smarties in a McFlurry.

Post # 155
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@GreenEyedMoon:  I live in Japan now, and I tend to agree (Although a foreign food store near me does have peanut butter – even the pure peanut stuff!).

 

I’ll add:

Non-pringle salt and vinegar chips

liquorice (Black)

Diet coke. Whenever I go on holiday I spend the whole time drinking litres of diet coke/coke light.

The burger King long chicken sandwich (it has different anmes in different countries). The nearest BK is 2 1/2 hours away from my apartment. When it opened, I went there especially for it, and was utterly heartbroken to find the only thing I even eat at BK not on the menu :(. Adding insult to injury, the food I did have was awful!

Cilantro – You can get it some places, but it is expensive

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